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Grants to Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies for
Support Programs, Equipment and Technology, and Training

Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) - January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Deadline Date:

08/09/19 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Virginia nonprofits, local, state, and campus law enforcement agencies, and other government agencies for new equipment and technology purchases, staff training and support, and public safety programs and services. Funding is intended to improve the functioning and efficiency of recipient agencies.

Targeted Funding Areas:
1. Community-Based Gun Violence Prevention
2. Trauma-Informed Care for Local Pretrial/Probation and Law Enforcement Officers
3. Reducing Implicit Bias in the Criminal Justice System
4. Youth Engagement Programs
5. Automated System Notification of Upcoming Court Hearings and Related Meetings
6. Gang and Drug Related Crime Reduction
7. Community Policing

Grant funds may be used to employ staff; contract with consultants; purchase equipment; purchase computer software and communications technology; pay for travel and training expenses; or other activities and services equipment not prohibited under Unallowable Costs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126637

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,700,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may submit one application for only one of the targeted funding areas, up to $150,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants funded under this solicitation will be a one-time, 18-month grant. Grant funding period is January 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. These grants cannot be extended and will not be eligible for continuation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are state, local, and campus law enforcement, state and local government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Grant funds may not be used for: weapons, ammunition and related equipment normally and routinely provided by the locality; standard clothing and uniforms normally and routinely provided by the locality; construction or renovation; land acquisition; lobbying and political contributions; honoraria; bonuses; personal entertainment such as tickets to sporting events; personal calls; alcohol; or vehicles normally and routinely provided by the locality to others in the same roles. Grant funds cannot be used for refreshment breaks or meals at training events, meetings, or conferences.

Grant funds cannot be used to supplant state or local funds that would otherwise be available for the same purposes.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by DCJS no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, August 9, 2019. Early submissions are appreciated.

The CJSB will make final grant awards at its meeting on October 10, 2019.

Reimbursement will be based on paid invoices for approved expenditures or through requested advance drawdowns with expected expenditures.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to grantsmgmt@dcjs.virginia.gov

Jessica Rothenberg
Jessica.Rothenberg@dcjs.virginia.gov
(804) 225-1847

Erik Smith
Erik.smith@dcjs.virginia.gov
(804) 225-3899

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia

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